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Nick Kingstone

Music / Event / Documentary Photography

My Photographic mission? Combine Light, Composition and a good Story to make Art that moves you. And travel lots while doing it.

My interests and clients vary greatly, but the main focus has slowly evolved into three loose genre’s – “Music”, “Documentary” and “Event”

My background into photography was through my Canon EOS 50 film camera. I think I burned at least 100 rolls of film before I got anything I really liked. I also realized that at 21 years old I couldn’t afford to develop all the film and that being self taught was a messy but ultimately rewarding process. So, eventually after many years of traveling the globe I settled down again in New Zealand and decided the digital SLR’s had come of age. Now I have my bag full Nikon bodies and too many lens (is there such a thing?) and a workstation in my house that holds a strong computer and editing equipment – Adobe Lightroom. I have a Diploma of Photography to go with my Marketing and Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Diplomas.

My vision is to produce honest and clean photographic lines, with minimal digital trickery and plenty of attention to natural light & strobes where necessary. There is a growing underground movement towards this style globally and I support this, especially in the documentary field. I draw inspiration from Chase Jarvis, Annie Lebowitz, Ami Vitale, Nick Brant, David Doubilet, Edward Burtynsky, Steve Bloom, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder and many many more great artists.

Above all I believe that photography transcends the voyeuristic label it has earned lately and is a true art form, despite the tabloid set watering down the form. Inevitably the same has happened to music, dance and even to the theater. In essence the arts are for an “expression of perspective and emotion”, and photography is my music, my dance, & my favorite form of expression. Long may I have a camera close by.

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is”

Nick Kingstone

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